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Kitesurfing: The Complete Guide

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Publisher Comments:

Welcome to the world of kitesurfing. 

Written by three-time world champion and bursting with over 500 photographs, Kitesurfing covers first attempts at getting afloat right through to snapping a 360 °.

Your complete guide includes:

  • Safety and preparation
  • Physical and mental warm ups
  • Signals in the water
  • Weather

You are introduced to the basics of getting into the water and the principles of surfing on the wind: getting up, steering, turning, and controlling the kite, and what to do when you, inevitably, wipe out.

Once you have mastered the basics and surfing at high speed, it’s time to have some fun, with more than 50 tricks covered in full step-by-step detail!

The final sections of the book introduce fitness and flexibility ideas for kitesurfers and cover maintenance and repair of equipment.

Kitesurfing is the only guide you’ll need – it contains the quickest and safest ways to learn. It covers both the mental and physical preparation, and it contains fabulous photography showing every stage of each manoeuvre with perfect clarity.

Unleash yourself on the Earth's greatest playground.

Synopsis:

Leap for your life and discover the trills of kitesurfing!

Written by three-time world champion and packed with over 500 photographs, this book covers first attempts at getting afloat to snapping a 360. It is the definitive guide to kitesurfing, covering both mental and physical preparation with fabulous photography showing every stage of each manoevure.

Like all watersports, safety and preparation come first. The opening chapters cover weather, location, preparation of equipment, physical and mental warm-ups and signals in the water. 

The main body of the book introduces the reader to the basics of getting into the water and the principles of surfing on the wind: getting up, steering, turning, controlling the kite and what to do when you, inevitably, wipe out. Once the rider has mastered surfing at high speed, it’s time to start having some fun, with more than 50 tricks covered in full step-by-step detail from the basic chop hop to how to ride huge waves and advanced moves like the back to blind surface pass and the unhooked downloop s-bend!

The final sections of the book introduce fitness and flexibility ideas for kitesurfers and cover maintenance and repair of equipment.

About the Author

Kristin Boese is kitesurfing's three-time world champion, taking the Freestyle crown in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Originally from Germany, she is now on the PKRA world tour, following the wind and the waves in Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Brazil, the US and Europe.

Christian Spreckels is a sports scientist, fitness trainer and has been surfing for 23 years. He took up kitesurfing eight years ago.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Before Kiting.

Safety first.

Choosing your training content.

Learning to kitesurf faster and better through mental imaging.

'Warming up': warm-up and activation phase before kiting.

Part II: Training on the Water.

Specific warm-up on the water'.

Basics and tricks.

Basics.

Starting and riding.

Turning manoeuvres.

Airtime.

From chop hop to bard off.

Rotation jumps.

Aerial turning manoeuvres.

Unhooked jumps.

Kiteloops.

Handlepasses.

Riding Waves.

Part III: After Kiting is Before Kiting.

'Cool down': cooling down after training on the water.

The crossover effect: using related sports disciplines.

Training ashore.

Concluding comments.

Gear Technology and Tips.

Book Team.

Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470727911
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Subject:
Sailing
Translator:
Roberts, Julie
Author:
Boese, Kristin
Author:
Roberts, Julie
Author:
Spreckels, Christian
Subject:
Kite surfing
Subject:
Boese, Kristin
Subject:
Water Sports
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness - Water Sports
Copyright:
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
1.0 x 1.0 mm

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Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Probability and Statistics » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Probability and Statistics » Statistics
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Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Water Sports » Waterskiing and Surfing
Transportation » Nautical » Sailing

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Product details 168 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780470727911 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Leap for your life and discover the trills of kitesurfing!

Written by three-time world champion and packed with over 500 photographs, this book covers first attempts at getting afloat to snapping a 360. It is the definitive guide to kitesurfing, covering both mental and physical preparation with fabulous photography showing every stage of each manoevure.

Like all watersports, safety and preparation come first. The opening chapters cover weather, location, preparation of equipment, physical and mental warm-ups and signals in the water. 

The main body of the book introduces the reader to the basics of getting into the water and the principles of surfing on the wind: getting up, steering, turning, controlling the kite and what to do when you, inevitably, wipe out. Once the rider has mastered surfing at high speed, it’s time to start having some fun, with more than 50 tricks covered in full step-by-step detail from the basic chop hop to how to ride huge waves and advanced moves like the back to blind surface pass and the unhooked downloop s-bend!

The final sections of the book introduce fitness and flexibility ideas for kitesurfers and cover maintenance and repair of equipment.

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